Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup

Looking to keep on top of the latest headlines in business innovation and tech? Check out our Weekly News recaps posted every Friday morning -- a quick summary designed to keep you current.

The California Labor Commission finds that Uber drivers are employees, not independent contractors. The ruling -- which affects only California -- could set the tone for several legal issues facing the ridesharing company and similar startups that rely on free agents.

Etsy is dipping its toe into crowdfunding. The online marketplace has launched ' Fund on Etsy,' a pilot program designed to help sellers find the support for big ideas, writes our Cat Clifford.

Amazon continues to fight for wider commercial drone use. Its vice president of global public policy submitted a testimony released by a House oversight committee explaining why the power to regulate commercial drones should remain in the hands of federal lawmakers -- not state or local governments.

And virtual reality took center stage at this week's E3 gaming conference. Senior staff writer Kim Lachance Shandrow recaps an eye-popping demo from Microsoft Hololens and popular video game Minecraft.

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